Farnham Pilgrims Marathon

Race Date: Sunday, 09/09/2018
Race Distance: Marathon

Both the marathon and half marathon deserve to be lauded, as they are, amongst the best trail races in the south-east of a similar nature and distance. Rotary Club races seem to represent a reliable kite-mark of cheerful and well organised races. The great number of marshals and well-provisioned and regular refreshment stations are key elements to this success. This was my last long-distance outing for a while and it could not have been more enjoyable. First woman home and I chased each other for eight or so miles until leg cramps forced her to slow in the final road section, without which I suspect she would have out-gunned me. I didn't see Lindsay or Clon, but hope they enjoyed their outing as much as I did. Anas may report separately on the half distance. We are so lucky to have the North Downs and Chilterns within an hour of Wimbledon. Personally, I would be bereft without these delightful bumps being within a short journey of SW19.